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PCMS hosts grade five orientation

Port Clinton Middle School will be welcoming grade five students on Wednesday, May 28, as part of an orientation program. As a class, students will visit PCMS during the school day for a tour and to learn more about all that is available to them as a sixth grade students next year.  

Later that day, parents of grade five students are invited to attend a special “Parent Chat” to discuss both student and parent expectations. Topics will include the transition from elementary school to middle school, general information, expectations and extra-curricular opportunities for students. The Parent Chat will take place at PCMS at 6:30 p.m. 

More information regarding scheduling and elective classes is available on the school district website, pccsd.net, under News.

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Father and son graduate from water operator training

William Pinkleton (left) with step-father Mark Buxton (right).

Mark Buxton and his stepson, William Pinkleton, both of Port Clinton, received their certificates from the Water Operator’s training class on May 1 at the program’s graduation exercise. They join two Fremont residents in the graduation class.

“This was an opportunity for me to re-invent myself and start a new career path,” Buxton said. 

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First Magruder Hospital VIP Club Trip of 2014

The deadline to sign up for Magruder Hospital’s first VIP Club Trip of 2014, a two-day trip to Amish country in Sugarcreek, Ohio, is Monday, June 9.  The trip will take place on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30.  Cost per person will be $294 each for double occupancy. 

The group will depart from the City/County Complex on West Perry Street at 7:30 a.m. on July 29.   The first part of the trip includes a tour of the Behalt Mural and lunch on your own at the Farmstead Restaurant.  Then there will be stops at the Heinis Cheese Chalet and Coblentz Chocolates.  Dinner, which is included, will be at Katie Schrock’s Amish home that evening and the group will stay at the Carlisle Inn.

Day two includes a tour of Rolling Ridge Ranch, Hershberger Bakery and lunch, which is included, at the Dutch Valley Restaurant.  The group will then enjoy live theater in the round at the Carlisle Inn, with The Confession a musical by Beverly Lewis. This musical is based on the Amish novels by award winning Beverly Lewis. The day ends with a trip to the Breitenbach Winery before heading home, arriving back in town around 8:15 p.m. 

Flyers for all the 2014 trips can be found at the Main Lobby and Outpatient desks at the hospital.  These trips are open to the public and being a VIP Club member is not required.  For more information or to sign up for any of these trips, call Marty Willis at 419-265-2479 or Rachel Fall at 419-732-4061.

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